Rogue Valley Live Theater, Streaming Plays: April 15 – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

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Michael Elich and Robin Goodrin Nordli star in the Rogue Theater Company’s production of “Chapati.” Photo by Laney D’Aquino for RTC

Camelot Theatre: 101 Talent Avenue, Talent. Tickets and information available at camelottheatre.org or 541-535-5250. Discounted group and seasonal packages are available. Box office hours are 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Check the website or call the box office for current COVID-19 requirements.

“Spotlight on Roy Orbison”: Orbison was one of the Million Dollar singers for Memphis-based Sun Records along with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Despite his sales, charts and accolades, Orbison is best known today as an unlikely rock star who put his heart on his sleeve and moved people with his music. Camelot Theater will bring Orbinson’s greatest hits to the stage, including “Only the Lonely,” “It’s Over,” “Blue Bayou,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” “In Dreams,” and more. Erik Connolly stars as Orbinson, directed by Karl Iverson. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14 through May 8. Tickets cost between $20 and $38. See website for special performances, including a discounted preview performance.

Collaborative Theater Project: 555 Medford Center, Medford. Tickets and information are available at ctpmedford.org, on Facebook or by calling the box office at 541-779-1055. Check the website or call the box office for current COVID-19 requirements. Group rates are available.

“Peter and the Starcatcher”: We are in 1885, under the reign of Queen Victoria, when two ships set off on the high seas… and the adventure begins! Peter and the Starcatcher is the reimagined story of how a young boy became Peter Pan. What is starstuff? And can anyone or anything ever stop the pirates? Find out more about those classic characters you thought you knew. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7 through May 1. Tickets are $35, $28 for seniors and students. See website for special performances, including a discounted preview performance.

Oregon Cabaret Theatre: 241 Hargadine St, corner of First and Hargadine Streets, Ashland. Tickets and information are available at oregoncabaret.com or by calling 541-488-2902. Reservations are required for dinner and brunch before the show. Appetizers, drinks and desserts are available without reservation. Check the website or call the box office for current COVID-19 requirements. Emergency student tickets are $15 and can be purchased 30 minutes before curtain time with valid ID, subject to availability. Group discounts available.

‘In the Heights’: Before ‘Hamilton’, Broadway prodigy Lin-Manuel Miranda created ‘In the Heights’, which won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical is set in a community New York’s vibrant Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the corner bodega cafe is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the beat of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions to take with you and which to leave behind. The show features big jaw-dropping musical numbers like “96,000”, “Blackout” and “In the Heights”. Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Monday and select Wednesdays, and at 1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from April 21 through June 19. If it were a movie, “In the Heights” would be rated PG, with soft language and adult situations. . Tickets are $43, $39 or $29.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival: 15 S. Pioneer St., Ashland. Schedules, ticket prices and information available at osfashland.org or 800-219-8161. Check the website or call the box office for current COVID-19 requirements. Group discounts available.

Oh! digital: OSF’s interactive and immersive digital content platform, O!, is available for free at osfashland.org/digital. Some content will be accessible for a fee, including streaming playbacks.

Live productions:

“Once on This Island”: Once on a golden, verdant island in the Caribbean, a little girl is saved from a disastrous storm by four gods – Asaka, Earth Mother; Agwe, god of water; Erzulie, goddess of love; and Papa Ge, demon of death. Thus begins the myth told in this breathtaking tale of black joy and pain, the aftermath of colonization and isolation, and the triumph of love against all forces. Told with Caribbean beats and instruments, this Tony Award-winning musical testifies that a beautiful story told simply has the power to inspire and heal everyone. Directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Tickets cost between $35 and $75. The show runs from April 12 to October 12. 30 at the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

“invisible”: Mia, an American war photographer, wakes up at the site of a massacre in Syria, not knowing how she got there. Along with her Turkish girlfriend, Derya, and her Californian mother, Jane, Mia must slowly piece together the details of her past to find out what happened. Mona Mansour’s beautifully human and surprisingly humorous play asks what it would mean to our souls – personally and as a nation – if we were to truly see the impact of our actions. Directed by Evren Odcikin. Tickets cost between $35 and $75. The show runs from April 12 to July 31 at the Thomas Theater.

‘How I Learned What I Learned’: Originally performed by August Wilson himself, ‘How I Learned What I Learned’ is a heartfelt theatrical memoir charting the journey of a man of self-discovery through adversity, and what it means to be a black artist in America. Directed by Tim Bond. Tickets cost between $35 and $75. The show runs from May 3 to July 30 at the Angus Bowmer Theatre.

Randall Theatre: Ghostlight Playhouse, 115 E. Main St., Medford. Tickets and information are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-690-8810. Choice tickets are available 30 minutes before the shows, subject to availability. Check the website or call the box office for current COVID-19 requirements.

“An Afternoon with Marlyn Mason”: The Ghostlight Playhouse will host actress, producer and screenwriter Marlyn Mason at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. With an acting career spanning over seven decades, Mason will talk about her experiences working with Elvis Presley, Bruce Lee, James Franciscus, Bob Crane, Bill Dana, Phil Silvers and more. The event will include clips from his TV show appearances from the 60s to the 80s. Mason will also talk about his work in the independent film world since arriving at Medford over 20 years ago. An original cast recording of Elmer Bernstein’s Broadway production “How Now Dow Jones” will be available at auction. Tickets are $20.

‘Gaga for Gershwin’: Musical worlds collide in this musical tribute to George and Ira Gershwin with Lady Gaga as part of the Randall Theater Company’s ‘Broadway or Bust’ concert-style revue series. Musical highlights include some of George and Ira Gershwin’s most popular tracks alongside some of Lady Gaga’s greatest hits, plus Gaga’s nod to the Gershwins’ music and swing-era duets which she recorded with Tony Bennett. Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays, from April 22 to May 8. A live stream of the production will also be available. In-person tickets are $20, live tickets are $15 per household.

Rogue Theater Company: See roguetheatercompany.com or call 541-205-9190 for times, tickets and more information. Check the website or call the box office for current COVID-19 requirements.

‘Chapatti’: Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal lovers. When desperate Dan and his dog, Chapatti, cross paths with lovable Betty with 19 cats, an unexpected spark is ignited. This play is a warm and gentle story about two people rediscovering the importance of human companionship. Directed by Robynn Rodriguez. Performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, May 5 through May 15, at Grizzly Peak Winery, 1600 E. Nevada St., Ashland. Tickets are $30. A special preview performance will be offered on Thursday, May 5; preview tickets are $25. On Friday, May 6, the official opening of the RTC will benefit Friends of the Animal Shelter; the performance will be followed by a discussion with the actors and the director and wine. Opening tickets are $40.

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